• Giant Chili Watermelon Lollipop Recipe

    December 7, 2021Van

    A giant slice of fresh watermelon covered in a chile mixture that’s tangy, sweet, has a mild spice which enhances the flavor of the watermelon. I was inspired by yummy Mexican Chile Watermelon Lollipops like Pika Slice & Vero Rebanaditas. 

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  • Instant Pot Sous Vide Onsen Egg Recipe

    December 6, 2021Van

    I’m sharing a sous vide recipe for cooking Onsen Eggs (Japanese Hot Spring Eggs) using an Instant Pot Pro, the egg whites are silky and softly set, the yolks have a custard-like texture.  It’s a usually cooked low and slow in a hot spring to get that unique texture, but if you have an Instant…

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  • Butterfly Pea Matcha Latte Recipe

    December 1, 2021Van

    I love finding new ways to upgrade my matcha lattes and  my newest addition is blue butterfly pea powder. Not only does it look stunning, butterfly pea is rich in anthocyanins, which are the antioxidant compounds responsible for its beautiful color. It doesn’t really change the flavor of the matcha latte, so it’s more for visual…

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  • Extra Crispy Oven Roasted Potato Wedges Recipe

    November 28, 2021Van

    Look no further, this is the best method for making extra crispy potato wedges in the oven! The exterior is extra crispy and the insides are fluffy and tender – the texture is so amazing!  This technique is inspired by April Bloomfield’s Thrice-Cooked Fries recipe, which are simply the best french fries you will ever…

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  • Instant Pot Korean Potato Salad Recipe (Gamja Salad)

    November 24, 2021Van

    Korean Potato Salad (gamja salad) is one of my favorite banchan / side dishes, it pairs so well with Korean BBQ.  I’m sharing a copycat of the potato salad from my favorite Korean restaurant Mo Ran Gak in Garden Grove, CA – the texture creamy and the cucumber, carrots & corn add a great texture…

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  • EASY Corn Casserole Recipe

    November 21, 2021Van

    Corn Casserole, a simple and delicious side dish that will pair well with most meals!   The flavor is sweet & savory, the texture is buttery, moist and tender – it’s really fantastic.  It’s similar to southern spoon bread or Chi Chi’s corn cake – this recipe is a basic starting point, you can customize it…

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  • Ube Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    November 18, 2021Van

    A unique alternative to the classic rice krispie treats: Ube Rice Krispie Treats. Ube is a purple yam that’s a popular ingredient for sweets and desserts in Asia and Hawaii, it has a lovely nutty flavor, almost like a cross between vanilla & pistachio. Ube desserts are not only popular for their flavor, many people are…

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  • The BEST Hot Chocolate Recipe

    November 17, 2021Van

    If you’re looking to have an amazing mug of hot chocolate, make this recipe! Hot chocolate from shops is bad 99% of the time, it’s usually just some bland mix that they add to hot water. My version has a super rich chocolate flavor and topped with a mountain of whipped cream! It’s also quick…

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  • Pumpkin Butter Mochi Recipe

    November 9, 2021Van

    Butter Mochi is a very popular treat in Hawaii, it’s made with Mochiko (Japanese Sweet Rice Flour) and a few other ingredients typically used to make cake. It’s the perfect example of modern day Hawaiian cuisine (local food) which is a fusion from multiple ethnic groups. Butter mochi has a satisfying chewy texture, it’s a…

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  • Bloody Lychee Sake Martini Recipe for Halloween

    October 31, 2021Van

    Bloody Lychee Sake Martini, a fun & creepy cocktail that’s perfect for Halloween.  These are super tasty, so you could easily drink a few of these to celebrate 🎃 Happy Halloween everyone!  

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